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    July 18, 2011
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a grong a growing scandal, england's top cop and a former high ranking murdoch aide are swept up in britain's phone hacking scandal. concert chaos, thousands run for safety when a stage collapses. in ottawa. and in hiding, casey anthony gets out of jail and out of sight. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. it's turning into the scandal that just won't quit. the voice mail hacking and police bribery investigation that's rocked england is snowballing. the latest this morning,
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britain's top police official, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned, not because he's personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former "news of the editor" neil wallace as hired as a pr consultant to the police. he's since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two
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weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s., les hinton, head of dow jones and publisher of the "wall street journal" resigned on friday. he may face further questions about what he knew as a top murdoch executive in britain in 2007. and then there are the murdochs themselves, tycoon head of news corp, the world's largest media conglomerate after disney and his son and heir apparent james, who is now known to have authorized payments to victims of phone hacking although he says he didn't have the complete picture at the time and regrets what he did. >> how would one put it politely? i think it's safe to say the waves of this are now lapping around the feet of the family. there's no one else to flow over. the boat is still sinking. there's only one set of people left and they're all called murdoch. >> reporter: both rupert and james are set to be grilled by a set of parliamentarians on monday.
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elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. this morning there are conflicting reports on the health of former egyptian president hosni mubarak. according to his lawyer, mubarak has suffered a stroke and slipped into a coma, but his doctor says that is not the case. mubarak is set to face trial in two weeks on protests that led to his ouster. secretary of state clinton is in greece, she met with the greek prime minister yesterday. she's meeting other greek leaders today. clinton says greece's tough economic austerity program is necessary to overcome a debt crisis but in the end it will pay off. federal investigators are investigating a deadly bus crash in western new york. a tour bus traveling from washington, d.c., to niagara falls crashed about 55 miles southeast of rochester sunday afternoon. the driver lost control and the bus veered down into the woods. two passengers were killed, over a dozen others injured. preliminary reports indicate a tire blowout may be to blame. at least eight people were
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injured when a big stage collapsed at a music festival in ottawa, canada. the band cheap trick was playing at the ottawa blues fest yesterday evening when a severe thunderstorm hit. the band got off the stage safely. one person was seriously injured. to the dangerous heat wave that's baking much of middle america with many areas suffering through triple-digit temperatures the oppressive and sticky weather isn't going away any time soon. it's expected to last all week and headed east. this morning at least 15 states are under excessive heats advisories, warnings or watches. most are in the midwest where cooling centers are overcrowded. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the government called for a statewide day of prayer in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city
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have been 90 or more. there's been only one day below 100 so far this month and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer searing heat is setting new standards. this month alone high temperature records have been tied or broken over 800 times. high records have set all-time highs since records have been kept. >> never in my life have i seen it this dry. >> reporter: extremely dry weather has been blamed on fires that have already burned nearly 5 million acres in the southwest so far this summer. this is the driest start to the year ever in new mexico. the u.s. drought monitor released thursday showed 29% of the country in drought, 12% of the country in exceptional drought, the largest extent on record. which means tough times for plants and animals. >> it's a tough year for all crops involved and ultimately probably some producers that don't survive for another year. >> reporter: the latest heat wave which got under way sunday
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in chicago will last through the week. it is also marked by high humidity, that made temperatures in the mid-90s feel like they were in the 100s. high humidity makes it difficult for the body to cool itself and a lot more dangerous. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. with the august 2nd deadline approaching, both the white house and congressional leaders are bracing for what's expected to be a make or break week in the debt ceiling talks. joel brown is in washington with the latest on that. joel, good morning to you. >> terrell good morning to you. this week the tea party is flexing its muscle on capitol hill. the newly empowered republican faction is putting its own deficit deal up for a vote in the house. it has little chance of passing but a defeat may help convince them that it's time to compromise. the white house isn't giving up on a massive deficit reduction deal. >> there's time to get something big done. the president's made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: with the default deadline just 15 days away,
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president obama and congressional leaders are scrambling to slash government spending and raise the debt limit. tomorrow the house is expected to vote on the republican's so-called cut, cap and balance plan. it calls for immediate cuts and aggressive cap on future spending, and a constitutional amendment requiring a balance the budget. senate democrats say the proposal which rules out any tax hikes is dead on arrival. >> we don't need an amendment. we basically need to accept the responsibility to do this job and to lead. >> there were no formal talks between president obama and congressional leaders over the weekend but behind the scenes, senate leaders are negotiating a bipartisan backup plan. the measure would allow president obama on his own to raise the debt ceiling in stages. it may also include $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, not enough to satisfy most republicans. >> i think the mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. >> reporter: fed chairman ben bernanke is urging lawmakers to
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do something quickly, warning failure to do so would be a "self-inflicted wound with serious consequences." senate republicans are demanding a bill of their own this week on passing a balanced amendment budget to the constitution but know it has zero chances of passing. the gop controls 47 seats in the senate, an amendment would need 67 seats to pass. >> we will be watching. joel brown in washington, as always thank you so much. today is former south african president nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, he's expected to spend time with the family today in south africa. mandela's birthday is celebrated as an international day of service. people around the world are asked to devote 67 minutes to work in their communities, that's one minute for every year of mandela's public service. just ahead on the morning news on this monday, who is safer at driving the kids, parents or grandparents? plus harry potter takes out the dark knight with box office magic. this is the "cbs morning news." out the dark knight with box office this is the "cbs morning news."
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here they come. go now. it's giving him a bite. the dog's biting the shark. >> can you believe this? the dog actually bit the shark. it happened in australia, and this video has gone viral as you can see, the sharks took off. brave pup there and both dogs got safely back to shore. pretty bizarre. surprising new study out this morning, found that children are safer when riding with their grandparents than their own parents. report in "pediatrics" found when grandma and grandpa were behind the wheel children had a 33% lower risk of injury, compared to when the parents were driving. the kids had a 50% lower risk when other factors like car seats were taken into account. harry potter takes on batman. ashley morrison is in new york.
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with those stories and more, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. mixed day for the asian markets. tokyo's nikkei up a fraction and hong kong's hang seng dropped slightly. this week wall street gets another round of corporate earnings and the latest on the housing market and manufacturing sector. stocks are looking to bounce back after their worst week in nearly a year. last week the dow lost 1.5% and the nasdaq down 2.5%. president obama today is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard cordry as the head of the new consumer protection bureau. the creation of that agency was a feature of the president's financial overhaul law. republicans are threatening to block the nomination. gas prices are shifting into high gear. according to aaa the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular is $3.68, five cents higher than last week and comes despite the government's attempts to keep costs down. and at the movies, the
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harry potter saga is going out with a big bang. the eighth and final installment of the series "harry potter and the deathly hallows" made almost $169 million at the box office this weekend, that is the biggest 3-d opening in hollywood history, breaking the blockbuster "the dark knight" by almost $10 million. the 3-d ticket prices of course helped in that area but a lot of big fans out there, out to see that movie. >> ashley, i went to go see it. >> did you like it? >> i did. i hadn't seen all of them, i saw part one and part two, but kind of made sense. well worth the investment. ashley morrison thank you so much. coming up your monday morning weather. and in sports, a world cup soccer, the u.s. chokes against japan. we'll be right back. be right back. finally, there's a choice for my patients with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, or afib, that's not caused
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humid in the plains of the northwest and lots of sun and mild temperatures on the west coast. in sports heartbreak for the u.s. women's soccer team at the world cup. president obama and his family watched the dramatic event from the white house. in extra time, abby wambach scores on a header and puts the americans up by one, but japan comes back and ties it. then in the shoot-out, the u.s. chokes, three americans failed to convert. that gained japan the victory for the first time ever, they take home the world cup trophy. >> it's not what we wanted. we wanted a gold medal, wanted to bring the cup home. seems like the japanese team had nerves of steel. their keeper makes a couple good saves on our penalties and that's the difference i think. >> in japan fans put aside the pain from the devastation caused by an earthquake and nuclear disaster to celebrate their country's world cup championship. in baseball a marathon extra inning game in tampa bay. top of the 16th, dustin pedroia,
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shot gets boston 1, rays zero. the game lasted for five hours and 44 minutes. extra innings san diego, giants burris steals second, catcher kyle phillips overthrows, burris scampers to third. chris stewart lays down the perfect squeeze bunt, san francisco beats the padres 4-3. indianapolis, a mammoth home run to the upper deck, it is out of here. 596th of his career. his three-run blast helps live the twins over the royals 4-3. in golf, darren clarke has won the british open. the first major of his long career. the 42 weathered heavy rains and high winds for the three-stroke victory, third golfer from northern ireland to win the title in the last six majors. when we come back another look at the top stories. casey anthony out of jail and in hiding. a look at whether she can get
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the new details on his possible connection to a murder in washington. from lining up for traffic tickets, to getting a divorce. how layoffs could mean chaos for one bay area city's court system. inspired by 9- eleven. a man's incredible journey on two wheels, begins in the bay area today. plus. a developing story.. deadly gunfire in richmond what we're learning about the victims of a double homicide. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. ,,,,
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on the "cbs morning news" here is a look at on the "cbs morning news" here is a look at today's weather, sticky and hot from mexico up to canada, temperatures in the 90s to low 100s. there will be late day thunderstorms forming in the great lakes and the southeast will see even more thunderstorms. get another look at this morning's top stories on this monday, growing hacking and police bribery scandal in britain has claimed two more victims, the head of scotland yard resigned and rebekah brooks, rupert murdoch's former chief executive, has been arrested. the blistering heat wave that's baking much of the upper midwest is headed east. the dangerous heat and humidity is expected to last through the week. carmageddon has come and gone in los angeles.
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turns out it was pretty much a non-event. authorities reopened a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeway sunday. widening was completed and the 16 miles was reopened ahead of schedule. nonof the epic gridlock that many predicted. the fake taxi used in "cash cab" hit a pedestrian in canada. police in vancouver say the 61-year-old man died friday night. the vehicle was taping the segment for the canadian version of the show. passenger answer questions while being driven to their destination. casey anthony is free this morning, but we don't know where she is. she was released sunday, 12 days after being found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter and after spending three years behind bars. karen brown has more. >> reporter: casey anthony confidently walked out of jail early sunday and has yet to be seen. the florida mother spent nearly three years behind bars. anthony reenters a world where many are still angry.
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a jury acquitted her of murder in 2-year-old caylee's death. >> she needs to pay for what she's done to this baby, a 2-year-old baby. >> reporter: casey anthony had $537.68 in her pocket when she left this jail, money sent by admirers, not even her parents know where she is. all her attorney would tell them in a text was that she was safe. >> killer! >> reporter: security experts believe she's a genuine target. >> she's going to need some immediate protection, immediate security, and that's going to involve hiding her out, getting her in a place where the public can't reach her. >> reporter: security is expensive but with interview offers ranging up to $1 million, anthony may be able to afford her new life of infamy. karen brown, cbs news, orlando, florida. this morning on "the early show," a former prosecutor who was there when casey anthony got out of jail. i'm terrell brown, this is "cbs morning news."
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as we reported ear as we reported earlier in the broadcast, a penalty kick by japan captured the world cup of women's soccer. japan beat the u.s. 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out, a huge upset and a heartbreaking loss for the americans but for the japanese women and their country their first world cup championship was bittersweet. tony guy reports. >> reporter: they were a team of destiny these japanese women, a surprise run to their first world cup final in the same year their country was brought to its knees, devastated by an earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 15,000. some of them friends of these players. never had the japanese women beaten the united states. >> japan and the u.s. have played 25 times before this game, the u.s. had never lost.
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there had been three ties and so that's a track record that i think the u.s. women wanted to look at in terms of we know how to beat these guys. >> reporter: from the opening kick the americans did dominate, attack after attack, shot after shot, but no luck. three balls hit posts, then bounded away. the first half ended scoreless, 11-year-old willa mohl watching intently at a soccer shop in manhattan was anxious. midway through the second half 22-year-old alex morgan took a long pass from megan rapinoe and dribbled skillfully past the japanese defender, and fired the ball into the corner. >> i think it's more exciting because the men's, everyone supports men's sports everywhere and now we have the women and all over the nation everyone's supporting team usa. >> reporter: president obama thought it great. he and his wife and soccer playing daughters watched intently at the white house as the resilient japanese squad
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tied the game 12 minutes later. the game went to overtime 1-1. >> i am so excited. i am so proud of the u.s. women's. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton couldn't be at the game. she watched from greece but daughter chelsea was there, u.s. troops were watching from afghanistan. both team's top scorers traded goals in overtime, abby wambach for the united states, amari sawa for japan. 2-2. the title came down to penalty kicks just as it did 12 years ago when america raised the cup in california. this time no magic, the u.s. women missed their three kicks, japan took the shoot-out 3-1, the first time an asian nation won the women's world cup. the u.s. gets another chance in four years. tony guidas, cbs news, new york. coming up later on "the early show" the latest on the hacking scandal in england as
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media mogul rupert murdoch gets ready to be grilled by parliament. plus what's next for casey anthony, will she cash in on her fame? the wonderful smells of bacon, bread and chocolate, what grocery stores are doing to get you to spend more money. that and more on "the early show." that will do it for the monday edition of the "cbs morning news." i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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